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Ski Chalet Renovation: Silver Star Mountain Resort

Last winter we were called to a ski chalet renovation at Silver Star Mountain Resort for a long-time friend of Bercum Builders. A bit more rustic than our usual fare but one of our lead carpenters was excited to take the project on.

Locally milled, flat sawn Hemlock flooring was the ideal choice to complete the Silver Star Mountain ski chalet renovation. Hardwood floors often come pre-finished. Softwood like this Hemlock flooring hardly ever does, and that was a good thing. It gave the opportunity to finish the wood precisely as the homeowner liked.

Protection is key

If you like the natural look, you can always leave the wood unfinished—after all, that’s how people did it for hundreds of years. But… to avoid problems with moisture and extend the life of your flooring, it’s recommended that multiple coats of a water-based polyurethane product are applied. Bona Traffic was selected as a top choice professional product and used by the team at Okanagan Hardwood Flooring Company to help highlight and protect the wood.

Yup… There’s Homework Involved

Whether you’re looking for a complete renovation or seeking to update a room or two - it's always about the homework. It used to be that people would check the phone book.  Or ask a friend.  And then start cold-calling companies in the area. Fortunately, that’s not the way we do things anymore. With the push of a button, the Internet will provide massive amounts of info - 24 hours a day.

Our recommendation?

Start with checking referral sites like HOUZZ, Yelp, Google and even Facebook to see who’s out there. With these types of sites, you can check out photos of previous work and read customer reviews. Another great place to look for contractor referrals is at your local home improvement store. The staff at these stores have insight into all the local tradespeople who come in and out to purchase their materials.

Planning Ahead is Always Recommended

Want to see more photos from this project? Check them out on our Pinterest page - use this link. It's never the wrong time of the year to consider renovations for your home or vacation hideaway. But planning ahead is key to getting your contractor of choice. So it's never to early to start doing your research. And in the meantime, give us a call - we love to be considered.

Project Partner: Okanagan Hardwood Flooring Company




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